January, 2014 – Somali Pirates Launch Audacious First Attack of 2014

Hot on the heels of the latest IMB annual report on piracy and maritime crime, heralding a welcome decrease in Somali piracy in 2013, we have the first confirmed piracy attack of 2014. In an audacious and determined attempt south of Salalah in the late hours of 17th January, a Mothershipenabled PAG attacked a transiting vessel with small arms fire.